• Australian PM had to repeatedly explain refugee deal to Trump during call
Australian PM had to repeatedly explain refugee deal to Trump during call

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the country's intelligence agency is restoring the aviation threat level to what it was before four men were arrested in Sydney on Saturday in connection with what authorities dubbed a credible threat to bring down a plane.

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  • Pakistan govt website attacked; hacked post Indian national anthem, I-Day greetings
Pakistan govt website attacked; hacked post Indian national anthem, I-Day greetings

Another message that was posted on the website read , "Freedom in the Mind, Faith in the words..." This is not the first time that hackers have defaced Pakistan government websites. The hacker group named "Pakistan Haxors Crew " wrote abuses about Indian government and the Indian Armed forces on the landing pages of the websites.

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  • Tillerson assures North Korea 'We are not your enemy'
Tillerson assures North Korea 'We are not your enemy'

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that he hopes Washington and Pyongyang can eventually establish diplomatic discussions as North Korea continues to increase the scope of its ballistic missile program. Defense experts say the ICBM could reach as far as the USA states of Alaska and Hawaii, but questions remain over whether North Kor...

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  • Leaked transcript reveals how Trump-Turnbull January phone call really went
Leaked transcript reveals how Trump-Turnbull January phone call really went

His Mexican counterpart has remained critical of the proposed wall and is steadfastly against his country paying for it. Trump has signed an executive order for the wall, but only a portion of the funding has been set aside in a House-passed spending bill.

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  • Craziest Moments From Donald Trump's Call With Australian PM
Craziest Moments From Donald Trump's Call With Australian PM

Peña Nieto rebuffed Trump , saying that "my position has been and will continue to be very firm, saying that Mexico can not pay for the wall". "Well, maybe you should let them out of prison", Trump said. The full transcript of the call was leaked to the Washington Post and published on Thursday. Trump also told Turnbull about his massi...

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  • Two men charged after terror plot
Two men charged after terror plot

Police will allege the men began talking with ISIS back in April. As a result, the bag didn't make it on to the plane , the newspaper said. The men were a long way from having a "functioning chemical dispersal device" and the plot was completely disrupted.

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  • Lavrov and Tillerson agree to talk US-Russian ties: Moscow
Lavrov and Tillerson agree to talk US-Russian ties: Moscow

The full text of the announcement explains that the State Department no longer thinks it is safe for Americans to enter North Korea due to the risk of "arrest and long-term detention". He noted, however, that the USA does not blame China for the North Korean nuclear conundrum and Pyongyang "does not define" Washington's relationship with Beijing.

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  • Taiwan fraud suspects deported to China from Indonesia: MOFA
Taiwan fraud suspects deported to China from Indonesia: MOFA

The deportees left from Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on two flights, immigration office spokesman Agung Sampurno told BenarNews, an RFA-affiliated online news service. There are no formal diplomatic relations between Taiwan and Indonesia. Taiwan has been facing similar challenges involving countries with whom it lacks diplomatic t...

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  • Kelly faces daunting task of reconnecting Trump to disillusioned GOP establishment
Kelly faces daunting task of reconnecting Trump to disillusioned GOP establishment

Kelly has complete authority over all staff and operations at the White House. Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus may not have personally leaked information from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.in the past six months, but the buck stopped with him.

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  • Rahul Gandhi visits flood hit Lakhimpur district in Assam
Rahul Gandhi visits flood hit Lakhimpur district in Assam

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is likely to visit the flood-hit areas of Gujarat on August 4. The overflowing river had broken an embankment and caused large-scale destruction of human habitation and farmlands here. "For the Ganga Rejuvenation Project, the NDA government has allocated Rs 20,000 crore package but for entire northeastern state...

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  • Philippines president calls North Korea leader a fool
Philippines president calls North Korea leader a fool

But he sought to reassure the isolated authoritarian regime that it does not need a nuclear arsenal to defend itself from a United States attack. A US passport will only get you into North Korea for the rest of August, the State Department announced Wednesday.

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  • Man Left Dangling From Bungee Jump for 40 Minutes After Ride Malfunctioned
Man Left Dangling From Bungee Jump for 40 Minutes After Ride Malfunctioned

Initial reports stated that one person was hanging from the ride around 8 p.m. Firefighters were called to the Ventura County Fair in California on Wednesday night (2 August) to rescue the man, along with two other people also stranded on the ride.

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  • White House chief of staff called Comey after firing to express outrage
White House chief of staff called Comey after firing to express outrage

In short order, Priebus was pushed aside and replaced by Kelly, whose arrival led in turn to Scaramucci's departure. Scaramucci's allies floated the idea of Scaramucci returning to his chief strategy officer post at the Export-Import Bank, Sanders said he "does not have a role at this time" with the Trump administration.

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  • Majority of Harvard's Incoming Class is Nonwhite
Majority of Harvard's Incoming Class is Nonwhite

However, the U.S. Department of Justice stated that The New York Time's report was false. The DOJ says the document had only to do with the Harvard investigation, not a sweeping review of affirmative action . "You can call it "affirmative action" or you can celebrate 'diversity" or you can set goals for 'under-represented minorities, ' but whe...

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  • Israel Police Tells Court: Netanyahu Suspected of Bribery and Fraud
Israel Police Tells Court: Netanyahu Suspected of Bribery and Fraud

The gag order was granted and is effective until September 17. The move comes just days after Hebrew media reported that Netanyahu's former chief of staff, Ari Harow, was expected to turn state's witness in the ongoing corruption probe. One of the cases is based on suspicions that the premier unlawfully received gifts from wealthy supporters, inc...

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  • Stop everything and read the leaked Trump transcripts now
Stop everything and read the leaked Trump transcripts now

After the two leaders argued about the USA taking in some refugees that try to reach Australia, Mr Trump told Mr Turnbull: "I think it is a frightful deal, a disgusting deal that I would have never made". The Washington Post published texts of sometimes fraught calls with Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm T...

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  • Fire engulfs Dubai's Torch Tower, one of the world's tallest residential buildings
Fire engulfs Dubai's Torch Tower, one of the world's tallest residential buildings

Shocked witnessed have taken to social media to express their horror over the fire, in what was once the tallest residential building in the world. Firefighters are now trying to battle the blaze in the city's marina district. Hope everyone gets out OK'. Cara Spillane added: 'Terrifying to see Torch Tower, in the area I live in on fire now. I...

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  • Pence Says US Won't Hold Talks With North Korea
Pence Says US Won't Hold Talks With North Korea

Thornton said such talks could be possible in the future if North Korea indicates a willingness to enter into serious discussions about its denuclearization. "We've had the US-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue here in Washington DC recently that discussed the full gamut of trade and investment and economic issues, and that discussion is con...

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  • You Are Worse Than I Am
You Are Worse Than I Am

According to transcripts of Mr Trump's call with Malcolm Turnbull obtained by The Washington Post , Mr Trump initially praised Australia for refusing to allow people arriving on boats to reach its shores. When Mr Trump claimed the agreement would in fact force the U.S. to accept 2000 refugees, Mr Turnbull responded: "With great respect, ...

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  • Full Power Expected On Hatteras And Ocracoke Islands Soon
Full Power Expected On Hatteras And Ocracoke Islands Soon

In a Facebook post that began with "FINAL Update!" Thursday morning CHEC said that it would only be about 1-2 days before power is fully restored to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. Crews worked through the week to excavate the two damaged power cables and erect a new overhead line to restore power to the islands. Once tests are complete, CHEC ...

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